Useful Links

The links on this page and the information on the Web sites they connect to are informational in nature and do not constitute legal advice. We do not maintain these sites and therefore do not warrant the accuracy of information on them. Any specific questions should be directed to the Halpern Law Office.

General Resources

UNITED STATE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

A searchable database plus general information.

http://www.uspto.gov

UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT OFFICE, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Downloadable forms and informational publications

http://www.copyright.gov

CORNELL LAW SCHOOL LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE

A legal dictionary and encyclopedia, plus a link to the U.S. Code.

http://www.law.cornell.edu

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIANS

A great source for lots of Internet resources.

http://www.nocall.org

FINDLAW.COM

General legal research site

http://www.findlaw.com

NOLO PRESS

Self-help software and books.

http://www.nolopress.com

NATIONAL PARALEGAL COLLEGE

Helpful summaries of Constitutional Law matters and Criminal Procedure matters

http://nationalparalegal.edu

 

California Resources

CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE BUSINESS PORTAL

Research name availability, filing fees, etc. for California corporations, LLCs and LPs.

http://www.ss.ca.gov/business

CALIFORNIA APPELLATE AND SUPREME COURT OPINIONS

Access to all of California’s precedential appellate decisions since 1850.

http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions.htm

OPINIONS OF THE CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL

Searchable list of opinions issued by the state Attorney General’s office, 1986 – present.

http://caag.state.ca.us

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION

Official California Legislative Information, including California statutes, recent legislation and pending legislation.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov

CALIFORNIA COURT RULES

California Court Rules, organized by category, with a link to local county rules.

http://www.courts.ca.gov/rules.htm